Students will:
Evaluate use of literature in research studies published in peer-reviewed journals
Evaluate problem statement in research studies published in peer-reviewed journals
Explain criteria for a research study that is justified and grounded in the literature
Explain criteria for a problem that is original
Apply APA Style to writing

Required Readings
Babbie, E. (2017). Basics of social research (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 15, “Reading and Writing Social Research”

https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/resources/planning
http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-podcast-returns-writecast-episode-5.html

Discussion: Evaluating Use of Literature and Problem Statement
Researchers use scholarly literature for various purposes in their work, such as, but not limited to, establishing the need for and importance of their study or describing a theory. The problem statement is typically tied to the literature, and for this reason, these two components of research are presented together this week; this connection among research components will be a recurring theme throughout this course.

For this Discussion, you will evaluate the use of literature and problem statements in assigned journal articles in your discipline to understand what it means for a research study to be justified, grounded, and original. You will use the Use of Literature Checklist, the Problem Statement Checklist, and the Litmus Test as guides for your post.
With these thoughts in mind, refer to the Journal Articles document for your assigned articles for this Discussion. If your last name starts with A through L, use Article A. If your last name starts with M through Z, use Article B. Follow the prompt below for your program.

 

Evaluating Use of Literature and Problem Statement